Quiz: Are you up on the new ACR RA guidelines?

Jan 05, 2016

The American College of Rheumatology has new guidelines for treating rheumatoid arthritis. How familiar are you with the new guidelines? Test your knowledge in this quiz.

The American College of Rheumatology issued new guidelines for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in November, during the 2015 ACR/ARHP meeting in San Francisco. The guidelines address the use of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), biologics, tofacitinib and glucocorticoids in early and established rheumatoid arthritis cases. It also addresses various treatment approaches such as treat-to-target, switching between therapies, tapering of therapy and the use of biologics and DMARDs in high-risk RA patients. And, it addresses the use of vaccines in patients receiving DMARDs or biologics, tuberculosis screening for patients receiving biologics or tofacitinib, and laboratory monitoring with DMARDs.  In total, 74 recommendations have been made (23% strong and 77% conditional). How familiar are you with the new guidelines? Test your knowledge in this quiz. 

References:

Singh JA, Saag KG, et al.

"2015 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Treatment of Rheumatoid 

Arthritis."

Arthritis Care & Research

. DOI 10.1002/acr.22783